The World Health Organization (WHO) assured this Tuesday (07/28/2020) that the annual seasons do not seem to influence the development of the coronavirus pandemic, as happens with the flu, and warned about the risk of believing themselves protected during the summer .
“The stations do not appear to have an impact on the transmission of the virus,” said Margaret Harris, a spokeswoman for the organization.
Harris explained that proof of this is that the United States is in the middle of summer and Brazil is in winter and these two countries are among the most affected.
“There seems to be a persistent idea that the virus is seasonal (…) but we all have to keep in mind that it is a new virus, and even if it is a respiratory virus, which historically tend to be seasonal, it behaves differently, “he said.
However, the WHO spokeswoman acknowledged the concern about the coincidence of the flu virus, which appears in winter, and the coronavirus, which could increase the burden of health systems.
“That is why we encourage everyone to get vaccinated against the flu,” he said.